Starting a Business

Starting a business can be tough, requiring careful planning, research and preparation.  With a number of support sources available locally and nationally, the journey towards business start-up can become a rewarding one.  So whether you are looking to become your own boss, turn a hobby into a career or simply to try something new, help is available.

For more information contact a member of the team on 01362 656234 or Email

HMRC Business start-up links 

New Anglia Growth Hub

The Growth Hub offers support and guidance to businesses throughout Norfolk and Suffolk.

  • Bringing together a range of local and national business support sources.
  • The growth hub is FREE
  • Wide range of subjects including finance, start a business and exports

Contact their helpline on 0300 333 6536 or Email
For further information visitNew Anglia Growth Hub

NWES Encouraging Enterprise

Enterprise agency NWES specialises in helping people turn their business idea into a reality by offering impartial, professional advice, access to personal skills and business training courses. 

Contact them on 08456 099 991 or email

Start Up Loans - NWES is an official delivery partner

Start Up Loans is a Government backed initiative looking to provide finance to people over 18 wishing to start a business.
Contact them on 08456 099 991 or visit Start-up Loans 

Princes Trust

  • Aged 18-30?
  • Unemployed or working fewer than 16 hours per week?
  • Have a business idea?

Have a look at the Enterprise Programme - information and eligibility can be found by visitingPrinces Trust

Business is Great Britain

Providing Support, advice and inspiration for growing your business, visitGreat Business